This week begins America's Easter break hiatus, but we will still be posting new content online, including this interview with Scott Korb, author of Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine. What did people eat, where did they work and worship, and what was their relationship to Roman authorities? Who, exactly, was Herod, and what historical records of the time exist outside the Gospel accounts? Scott, an occasional contributor to America, provides some answers.

Listen to our conversation.

Plus, in conjunction with David Cortright's important article on nuclear nonproliferation, we are featuring the editors' account of nuclear warfare from August 18, 1945. Curiously, the words Hiroshima and Nagasaki are never mentioned in this editorial, but the horrors of the atomic bomb are rendered with prophetic clarity.

Read "Spires or Tombs"?

And if you haven't done so already, check out Karen Sue Smith's meditation on the artist James Tissot.

Tim Reidy